State Rep Proposes Women Get Notarized Permission For Abortions From The Father
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Republican is proposing that women be required to get notarized permission from the father to receive an abortion. State Representative Rick Brattin of Harrisonville recently filed legislation requiring a father's consent except in cases of rape or incest. Brattin told the Associated Press he wasn't trying to define "legitimate rape," but said a woman would need to prove the rape to have an abortion without the father's permission.